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Leonard Horner


Scottish geologist and educationalist. Founded the Edinburgh School of Arts in 1821. Warden of University College, London, 1827–31. Inspector of factories, 1833–59. A promoter of science-based education at all social levels. President of the Geological Society of London, 1845–7 and 1860–2. Father-in-law of Charles Lyell. FRS 1813.





DSB: Dictionary of scientific biography. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie and Frederic L. Holmes. 18 vols. including index and supplements. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1970–90.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.